The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 757
April 24, 2006
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DTA, K8YSE, NE8Z, KU9C, ND0C, 6W/EA4ATI , DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL5YYM, EA4CWN, EA5RM, EA7EUF, F5NQL & UFT, F6FQK, HL1VAU, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & JA IOTA News, JR3TVH, LZ1PJ, ON5FP, ON6LY, PA7FM, PS7AB, UT3UZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and ARRL Letter for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th-April, through Sunday, 23rd-April there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VQ9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, YV0, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
6O, SOMALIA (Update)
QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, informs OPDX that Michael, PA5M, has left Somalia on April 23rd, and is headed to Kenya (5Z) for some WFP (UN World Food Program) work. At this stage it is unknown if he will return to Somalia for more work......but there's a chance. Dennis hopes he will know more about this in a few days. For now consider 6O0M as being QRT (Things at the WFP change very fast sometimes). While in Somalia, Michael made some 2500 QSOs on 80-10m on SSB/CW/RTTY and PSK31. QSL to PA7FM: Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181 NS Rozenburg, The Netherlands (please do keep in mind 1 USD does not cover outside EU postage anymore).
9M6, EAST MALAYSIA
Operators Mega/JA3EGZ (member of the Himeji Amateur Radio Club) and Yoko/JA3DFM (member of JARL Kobe Club) will be on the air from Kota Kinabaru between July 7-10th. Their callsigns will be 9M6/JA3EGZ and 9M6/JA3DFM. They hope to operate on 80-6 meters, CW and SSB; no digital modes. They will also participate in the IARU HF World Championship as 9M6/JA3EGZ and as a Multi-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode entry. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 3510, 7010, 14015, 21015 and 28015 kHz
SSB - 7088, 14170/14250, 21270 and 28515 kHz QSL via their home callsigns via the bureau or direct (w/SASE) to JA3EGZ: P.O. Box 6, Himeji, Japan.
Toshi/JA8BMK and Kazu/JA8MWU will be staying at Katmandu for a holiday between April 23rd and May 2nd. They hope to be active mostly on 40-10 meters SSB during those days. Kazu will be using his old callsign 9N7WU. Toshi was at one time 9N1BMK and 9N1WW, but is not sure what his new callsign will be. Due to the political situation in Nepal, their activities may be restricted. QSL via their home addresses/callsigns as listed below:
JA8BMK - Toshihiko Fukuta, 2115-3 Nobori, Yoichi, 046-0002 JAPANCN2, MORROCCO
JA8MWU - Kazunori Abe, 12-5-9 Kagura 7-Jyo, Asahikawa, 070-8007 JAPAN
Jim, W7EJ, will be here between October 18-31st. He plans to be active as CN2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (Octoer 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. His goal is to set a new record. Outside of the contest, he will be active on the WARC bands and EME. QSL via W7EJ.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, informs OPDX that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
4W2AQ - Timor-Leste; Operation from June 18, 2003 to December 17, 2003
D6/WB4MBU - Comoros; Operation from May 24, 2001 to October 27, 2001
D68JC - Comoros; Operation from October 23, 2001 to November 8, 2001
YI9AQ - Iraq; Current operation effective September 21, 2004
EG7, SPAIN (Special Event)
John, EA7EUF, Secretary of a local branch of the Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles (URE), in Huelva, Spain, informs OPDX that members of URE will be active as EG7CC on May 20-21st, to commemorate 500th anniversary of the death (in 1506) of the world famous explorer Christopher Columbus. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. Operations will start around 0600z on the 20th. A special QSL card will be issued for 1 QSO, via the bureau or direct (1 IRC or green stamp). QSL Manager is EA7URE: P.O.Box 295, 21080-Huelva, Spain.
EM20, UKRAINE (Special Event)
Radio amateurs from the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies (Ukrchastotnaglyad), together with a number of other Ukrainian radio amateurs, will operate from Chernobyl City using the callsign EM20U (URDA: KO-26; QTH Loc: KO51CG) between April 24-27th. Activity is in connection with 20th anniversary of the accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Operations will be on 80-6 meters, SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via UT3UZ: Alex Arbuzov, P.O. Box 7, Kiev-232, 02232, Ukraine.
HC, ECUADOR (Topband)
Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, reports that Alfredo, HC1HC, is now active on 160 meters CW with a new GAP Voyager Vertical and 1 KW. Tim, HC1HLO, from HCJB was instrumental in helping Alfredo solve his antenna problems. Alfredo will be active as many sunrises and sunsets as possible for the next few weeks...only on CW. Please monitor DX Summit. QSL via NE8Z.
AF-045. Dani, 6W/EA4ATI, was expected to be active as 6W1EA from Goore Island, April 22-23nd. However, Dani 6W/EA4ATI, had to postpone his Dxpedition due to work commitments and had to leave Senegal. He is working for the International Red Cross and had to travel to Mali due to an emergency for more than 20,000 refugees. He "may" come back to Dakar, possibly the next week or so. Dani has informed OPDX that he will keep us updated on the dates for his AF-045 operation.
AS-079. Takeshi, JI3DST, plans to be active as JI3DST/JR6 from Okinawa Island (JIIA AS-017-033) from April 27th and Miyako Island (JIIA AS-079-005) from April 28th-May 7th. QSL via his home callsign (by the bureau only).
AS-079. Taka, JR3TVH, will be active as JR3TVH/JS6 from Tarama Island (AS-079-008) in the Miyako Island Group, April 22-May 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW, SSB, AM, FM and Digital. Daily INFO will be available at:
AS-081. Members of the Korea DX Association (KDXA) and possibly a few guest operators will be active as homecall/5 from Koje Island (KDN L012), May 4-7th. This is the group's annual IOTA operation. They will have a minimum of two active HF stations operating simultaneously on 160-6 meters on CW/SSB/Digital with various antennas and amplifiers. Operators mentioned are: Kim/HL1OYF, Han/HL1VAU, Ryu/DS4NYE, Park/HL3AMO, Park/DS3GLW, Park/HL3VAP, Kim/HL2FDW, Seong/DS1OFE, Jeong/HL2DBP, Park/HL1EJT, Cho/DS3MLG, Jeon/DS1EVQ, Yang/DS4CDA and a few more guests to be added on. Han/HL1VAU informed OPDX that he will concentrate on the WARC bands and CW during the operation. QSL via operator's homecall to the CBA. More information, pictures and a log search will be available at:
AS-123. Karl, WA2KBZ, is now active as TA0/WA2KBZ from Buyukada Island, in the Sea of Marmara, until May 1st. Expected activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 meters, mostly CW. He was spotted this past week on 20 meters CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-006. John, G3LZQ, will be active as EJ/G3LZQ from Inis More between July 28-31st. This will be a holiday style operation, and his activity will be on all bands, CW, including the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th), with some WARC operation before and after the contest. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-010. Look for Marc/ON5FP and Jose/ON4CJK to be touring the Outer Hebrides (EU-010) between July 29th and August 5th. They will use their special callsigns MM/OS1A and MM/OP0J. Jose will also take part in the IOTA Contest from North Uist Island (the island where they will use has their base QTH). They will also try to activate the following islands for the "Islands of Scotland Award": Barra, Benbecula, Berneray, Eriskay, Lewis & Harris, South Uist and Vatersay. On their way back home, there are also plans for a one day trip/activity from Skye Island (Inner Hebrides - EU-008) on August 6th. QSL via their QSL Manager ON4ADN (direct or by the bureau).
EU-028. Fabio, IW1DFU, will be active as IA5/IW1DFU from Isola d'Elba (IIA LI-001, MIA MI-022 and WLOTA LH-0609) from April 23-29th. Expected activity will be on 30/20/15 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-042. Operators Heiko/DG0OGM, Lutz/DH8WW, Siegfried/DL1AZZ, Juergen/ DL2AMT, Lutz/DL3ARK and Peter/DL4AMK will be active from the lighthouse on Amrum Island (WLOTA LH-2464, FED-032, GLH-002 and GIA N-18) between April 27th and May 3rd. Look for the operators to sign as homecall/p. QSL via the operator's home callsign.
EU-125. Operators Jef/OZ4ACA, Francis/ON6LY and Marcel/ON6UQ will be active from the Romo Island (GL JO45GC, Denmark) between July 29th and August 4th. Their activity will include the IOTA Contest using the callsign OZ0ACA. After the contest look for OZ/OP4A, OZ/OP1A and OZ0ACA to be active on 80-2 meters on all modes, depending on the propagation. Their equipment for the running station: Yeasu FT1000, Amp Alfa 99, Antenna 3 element beam yagi for 10/15/20m, AKI for 40m and a Inverted L for 80m. Their equipment for the Multiplier station: Icom IC746 and a FT897d as backup, Antenna Cushcraft R7 for 40-10m, Inverted Vee for 40/80m and something for 6 and 2 meters bands. QSL OZ0ACA via ON4ACA (by the bureau, or direct using info on QRZ.com). QSL OZ/OP1A via ON6UQ (the by bureau or direct using info on QRZ.com). QSL OZ/OP4A via ON6LY (the by bureau or direct using info on (QRZ.com)QRZ.com).
NA-010. A group of 8 operators will activate Janvrin Island (NS-010) as VE1FO, May 11-15th. Operators mentioned are: Rich/VE1AI, Eric/VE1AST, Howard/VE1DHD, Frank/VE1FHW, Ella/VE1PEI, Ken/VE1QD, Robert/VE1RGB, and Ken/VY2RU. Hopefully, more details about bands, modes and QSL route will be forthcoming.
Several members of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) will activate special event station LZ06KM (LZ Zero Six KM) from May 1-31st, to commemorate the brothers St. Kiril (Cyril) and St. Methodius, founders of the cyrillic alphabet, and May 24th (Bulgarian's Culture and Literatute Day). QSL via LZ1PJ, by the bureau or direct at: Ivan Ivanov, P.O. Box 15, BG-1324, Sofia, Bulgaria (w/SAE+1 USD/1 IRC). NO eQSLs. QSL bureau E-mail request via: firstname.lastname@example.org
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Randy, ND0C, will be operating from St. Thomas as NP2/ND0C from May 3-7th. He informs OPDX that he will be using SSB on 15 and 20 meters in his "spare-time". QSL to his home callsign with SASE or SAE and green stamp.
OY, FAROE ISLANDS
Operators Wim/PA2AM, Steve/PA2A, Hans/PAOVHA and Martin/PA2VMA will be on a holiday trip to here between May 29th and June 8th. Look for them to be signing OY/homecall. Activity will be on all bands, CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL all callsigns direct to PA0VHA (QRZ.com). Further information can be found at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Antonio, EA5RM, S01R Team Leader, informs OPDX that the online log is now available at:
Dennis, PA7FM, reports that the TY5WP QSLs have arrived from the printer. The first batch of cards will be in the mail in the coming week, and he will try to get them all out ASAP.
VU4AN LOGS. Bernd, DF3CB, Web designer of the DL7DF site, has updated the logs of the DL7DF group (VU4AN/VU3RYB, VU4AN/VU3SIE, VU4AN/VU3NZC, VU4AN/VU3RWN and VU4AN/VU3RYG), and you can see them at:
This week the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford will be opening an exhibition on the Wireless World; Marconi and the Making of Radio. Members of the Oxford and District Amateur Radio Society (ODARS) will be running the special event station GB4MHS during the opening hours of 12 noon to 4pm BST, on April 25-29th, to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. Activity will be on 80/40/20/2 meters. QSL Manager information was not provided, please listen to operator's instructions. During the opening of this exhibition the grandson of Guglielmo Marconi and Princess Elettra, Marconi's daughter, are expected to attend. Also, a 6 month festival of radio events at the museum are to follow after the opening. Details are available at:
There will be a total of 36 different special event stations "ON AIR" during the "2006 Football World Cup" championship in Germany. The HAM radio activity will start May 13th and will last until July 16th. Activities are planned for on all bands and modes. Look for 26 special district stations (DQ2006A to DQ2006Z) and 12 special stadium stations (DR2006B, DR2006C, etc.) with the special DOK "WFC06" to be on the air. Stations will be operated by different operators, including some YLs using the special prefix/callsign DR2006J, from several places within their state. All QSLs will be sent automatically via the DARC QSL Bureau. The QSL Manager for direct cards is DF4ZL. Please enclose 2 USD and 1 SAE. A special football award is available, too. The Deutsche Amateur Radio Club (DARC) is sponsoring this award. Both licensed amateur radio operators and short wave listeners (SWLs) can apply for this reward. Participants may apply for three awards (Bronze, Silver & Gold). For details, visit:
Francis, F6FQK, TP2CE Station's Director, informs OPDX that to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club (TP2CE), special activity will take place between June 16-18th, using the callsign TP20CE. QSL via F5LGF. Also, during this special occasion, a little contest will take place: "Council of Europe Radio Club 20th Anniversary Challenge". More details and rules are available (6 languages) at:
VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS
There was plently of activity from this island over the past week, but it is all coming to an end at 1830z April 25th. OPDX hopes that anyone who needed this for a new entity was able to work it. Remember, there are several awards available for working the VU4AN stations. Details are available at:
Graham, M0AEP, will be active as VP2MDD from July 1-14th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, SSB and CW, using 200 watts plus a windom antenna. His main focus will be on 6 meter SSB and CW with 350 watts plus a 5 element yagi. QSL via M0ARP (QRZ.com).
YX0, AVES ISLAND (On The Air, But With Sad News!)
The Aves Island DXpedition came on the air April 20th and is expected to be active until about May 1st. However, the DXpedition group had an incident on the island. Jose "Joe" Manuel Valdes Rodriguez, YV5LIX, one of the operators, suffered a heart attack, and the two physicians with the DXpedition team were unable to resuscitate him. Jose's death, at around 0400z, occurred shortly after the YX0A DXpedition got under way. The Aves Island DXpedition reportedly has obtained permission to use the memorial callsign YX0LIX until the DXpedition ends. The Mexican Navy sent back the ship's helipcopter and picked up Ramon, YV5EED, one of the medical doctors with the operation and the body of Jose, YV5LIX. Ramon will be taking Jose's body back to Caracas. Meanwhile, Esteban, W4DTA/YV5DTA, reports that the process of uploading the logs to the DXpedition's Web site
ZV4/ZW4/ZZ4, BRAZIL (Special Callsigns)
Rony, PS7AB, informs OPDX readers to look for the following special callsigns:
ZV4KL and ZZ4W during the Manchester Mineira CW Contest (May 20-21st). QSL via PY4KL. More information via: email@example.com
ZW4FEN will be active during the "FIRST FAIR OF RADIOAMADORISMO Of BRAZIL" (FENARCOM), July 14-16th. Activity will be on all modes and bands. QSL via PY2QI. More information via: firstname.lastname@example.org
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